Q: I am in my 20s and have Hodgkin Disease that my doctor didn’t diagnose for many months after I first pointed out my swollen lymph node. Now I have to suffer through treatments my oncologist says would have been unnecessary had my doctor promptly diagnosed my cancer. Should I contact a Georgia failure to diagnose attorney?
A:You have nothing to lose by contacting a Georgia failure to diagnose lawyer to discuss what happened to you and whether you may be entitled to damages. A swollen lymph node may have been a sign of Hodgkin Disease or it may have been a symptom of a more common infection.
You may be entitled to compensation if:
- Your doctor assumed that your swollen lymph node was due to an infection and not a more significant condition (such as Hodgkin Disease)
- Your doctor failed to do the necessary tests or request the follow up visits necessary for a definitive diagnosis
- You suffered physical harm as a result
An experienced Georgia failure to diagnose attorney will review your case with you and advise you as to whether or not you have a potential Georgia medical malpractice claim for which you may recover financial damages.
To learn more about your rights, we encourage you to contact one of our Georgia failure to diagnose cancer lawyers via our online contact form or by calling 1.770.518.1133. We also invite you to read a copy of our book, I Have Cancer….Should it Have Been Caught Earlier, which is available for free on our website.